Multiple arrests made at and around Butler County OVI checkpoint

A Fairfield OVI checkpoint held Wednesday night netted three arrests, and extra patrols around the checkpoint led to at least eight more.

The Butler County OVI Task Force conducted the checkpoint between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 2 a.m. Thursday on Dixie Highway near Symmes Road in Fairfield.

Officers from the city of Fairfield and Fairfield Twp., along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol checked 230 vehicles, and seven were diverted for further investigation. Of those seven vehicles checked, three arrests were made for OVI, one arrest was made for driving under suspension and one arrest was made for having an open container.

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Reising said that troopers from the OSHP’s Hamilton Post also made at least eight OVI arrests in the saturation patrol area around the checkpoint.

The Butler County OVI Task Force is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

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